I think most of us played Duck Hunt the day we got our new NES back in the day. It was the “B” side of the dual-game cartridge that came with the system. Super Mario Brothers was the star, but Duck Hunt was certainly a pleasant surprise. The NES came with a gun attachment, so you could actually shoot at the screen and kill the ducks! This amazed me as a sixth-grader.
When you start playing, your dog buddy rustles up the weeds and up fly some ducks. It starts easy enough – you see one duck at a time and you only need one shot to take them down. As the game goes on, you get more ducks at once and they get a bit tougher. I’m not sure how many levels there were, but I really enjoyed this one. If you’re like me, though, it didn’t take you too long to realize that you could cheat by taking the gun straight to the TV screen. I didn’t do that often, though, as there was a lot more fun in the challenge of the game.
And admit it, you aimed and shot at the dog when the he laughed at you when you missed.